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. >> the clerk: item 7. action item reconciliation of kaiser medicare rate. >> good afternoon, neale kosher. nice to see everyone again. i'm going to walk you through the document labeled kaiser medicare rate final rate for 2014. when we met on june 13th of this year, we stated that the medicare advantage rates for kaiser were preliminary, that we needed to get additional information brought to kaiser. they cooked the final rates and they would let you know at that time. as soon as we knew what they were and then we can talk about how we decide what to do whether they would have to be higher, the rates or lower. we always hope because of the timing and everything comes in better and there is money to be appropriated in some fashion for the cost of the rates. we finalized everything in the system. that is done to be clear on that part. so what happened was kaiser did their magic and got their final numbers and our number we posted at the 14th of june was $346.45. the final number is $344. that saves the city $2.8 million. which is a very good thing. they do their calculations. >> the city and thr
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journal editorial board and dr. scott gottlieb's, former policy for centers for medicare and medicaid services. welcome to you both. i will start with you. let me read you what the obamacare administration is sayingbout what is essentially a 30 day delay. they say it is to give insurers the benefit of more time to evaluate there experiences during the 2014 plan year and allow them to take into account those who may enroll late including youngdults before setting 2015 rates. >> that is probably right because the insurers are going to have a hard time submitting bi. >> there were not going to have a lot to go on. e administration is worried. this hurts consumers. there will have wait. gerri: calling me skeptical. this is a bold political bid not to get in trouble at the election polls. what do you say? >> it think? getting that is absolutely right. when i talked to democrats on capitol, what they're telling me is that love to put this off after the 2014 election. i think that the entire law may actually be delayed. gerri: really? the government is saying there is no way we will do that
're struggling with that in georgia as well. you had signups for medicare even though the state of georgia didn't go ahead and create its own exchange. you didn't expand medicare in your state. what would be the budgetary impact in the state of georgia? >> well, i think, i have heard that other states across the board, that the people, where theyave increased their medicare roles to 136% of the federal poverty level, people who go into the exchange are shuttled off into medicaid, now, we did not increase our medicaid rolls to the federal poverty level, yet we expect to see more and more people be told they're eligible for medicaid and in georgia we have to pay 43% of that, the government pays 56.4%. of all of those new medic aid enrollees. >> ralph hudgens, georgia state insurance commissioner, thank you for being us with us. >> thank you. >>> up next the presidens favorite answer in the face of scandal remains "i did not." roi ludwig will join me to tell us how this man can mislead and deceive the american people in an ongoing manner, what is he we went out and asked people a simple question:
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. on the table by not choosing the rit medicare d plan. no one could hav left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors whoompare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs prmacist, ll, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized pl comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. they used to get really tired. [barking noises] my dogs were barking. until i started gellin'. it's this awesome gel, only in dr.scholl's ssing gel insoles. it's like walking on a wave. i love my dr.scholl's massaging gel insoles. when they're in my shoes, my feet and legs feel less tired. they've got two layers f support and cushioning - it's dual wave technology. so i feel energized! i'm a believer. i'm a believer! now through november, save even more on dr.scholl's products. available at target. >>> martin bashir loves to bash republicans in bitingly personal terms. he hit an absolute low in attacking sarah palin. >> when mrs. palin invokes slavery, she doesn't just prove her
, medicare and medicaid as gat accomplishments, but 15% your life already goes to fund thesentitments. so it's a success for the president because it's another 5% to 10% of your life under government. that was the whole purpose of obama care from the start. >> let's -- >> wait, julie, let's tell the seniors they can't afford health care. >> julie, you are paying more. >> you're getting off topic. we'll stay on affordable health care, whether it's affordable or not. michelle, in the cold open, we rolled a little bit of sound from a gentleman who his health insurance at school was lifted. the school bowie state and other colleges decided not to offer insurance plans. his plan used to cost aund $50 per semester or $100 a year. the new plan, guys, do we havec? the new plan is around $900 per semester or $1800 per year. michelle, if college kids can't get it, if middle age women can't afford it, who is going to be able to afford health insurance policy? >> nobody. look, you need young people. young people can't afford it. they can't even find a job. they can't even pay their student loans. they'r
conversion from the pharmacy medicare benefits. there was $1.5 million in the flex plan for 2013. $3.1 million net decrease in the blue shield's fully in insured's plan from july through december by the 2 percent premium pledge and $1.6 million net increase in other benefits. so, that nets you -- us out to the $77.3 million. we have a net point 6 million. that is a continue -- continue contingency in reserves. $9.1 million in initiatives to reduce cost and $3.8 million in early retirement in insurance program that we have to spend by the end of 14. $3.4 million in premium credits for those units that accepted the 90-83 in #5shgs 2015. what are the next steps? the controllers will public the annual financial report which you may have heard kafrd. sometimes around the beginning of the month and that is contain a high level of dbi's funding and this is a separate audit we have to do and it is available on our website we posted it and we also have copies for anybody that is interested. and then as i mentioned, the reserve levels will be evaluated in february 2014. i am open to any que
. consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. go long. >> glor: finally tonight, with the holidays approaching and families arriving it is not always easy to find a little piece and quiet, it is also increasingly difficult to find the kind of place that often provided that quiet, a good old-fashioned library, it is not the libraries are going away, they are just changing dramatically. >> reporter: walk into the bexar county digital library in san antonio, texas, and you will see plenty of screens, but zero books. >> this doesn't look like a library. >> no. that's the point. >> that's the point. >> biblio tech, the only public book less library in america is the brainchild of bexar county judge nelson wolff. >> this is the digital public library of america. >> and it would seem you would be hard pressed to find a less likely backer. >> wolf, a collector of rare first print editions this is his library at home pushed through a $38 million print only library for the city in the nineties. >> and i look at that library today and i am proud of
for the future of the active and early retiree pool. one is move the pool with medicare retirees. the second would be to close the active city plan to all employees other than those outside the kaiser and blue shield service areas such as the heche but very small. third we ask and investigate the policies to make the changes to the active plan to draw more people into it to make the plan affordable again. howevercious that does have a down side that it might cause increase rate in population which is a higher volume than the uhc plan. what i want to say these are the consideration we have and they can all concur as individuals or in groups of two or three of the options if you want. so with that, i would entertain any questions that you may have. >> mr. scott? >> i wanted to go back to your slide 26. you identified for early retirees with diabetes is kind of a therapy that is impacting cost. are you seeing a similar trend around the things around cardiovascular disease related issues? >> when i looked at the top drugs i did not see a repeat, you have the stat ins but because of diabetes you
the military. 13% through medicare. 16% through medicaid. if we were to look at this same chart in five years, what would it look like? guest: you would see a substantial increase in the percentage of the population getting their insurance through medicaid and in the individual market, assuming the transition to the individual market takes place. you may see a smaller percentage of individuals getting their insurance through employers. we will have to see. that did not happen in massachusetts. that is a function of the labor market. the labor markets in different parts of the country are different. we may see some reductions. -- reductions in employer- sponsored insurance as we see the increase of medicaid. with the aging of the population, a slow and steady uptick in medicare coverage. as a result of this transformation, a big increase. -- increase in the individual market. 15 million people buy insurance directly on their own. it will be 40 million people five years from now. host: do you agree or disagree with this quote? think of the employer system as a crumbling building. is it that? gu
and talked about this is socialist and communist. bob sounded like he is collecting medicare, so that is a socialized program and i was wondering if he would want to be cut off of that. we will have george follow up with you. they passed a disclosure act that would open up a lot of the money that is influencing elections. seen justate you have this year, a very incrementalist narrow gun control bill which would institute universal background checks and close the gun show loophole and that died in the senate. these are some of the things that would get through, it might take longer but you would not need a super majority to get through. caller: bob made some inaccurate comments. but i havee great asked c-span to have former bush administration people on. he was a former middle east analyst and she is directly negotiated with iran. how iran a lot about has signed the treaty in israel hasn't. massives sitting on up stockpile of weapons will not sign the npt. by and haveo abide the right to air in rich -- enrich uranium. i wish you would have a program about those who have signed the
. under medicare and the v.a., hospices are provides reimbursement for the rising medical services but quite frankly not enough to keep it all going so the fund development is quite critical and those programs for strong bereavement support are looking for additional dollars to provide more bereavement. >> and you obviously need volunteers. where do they go to sign up? >> they can go to any web site for volunteers and call our office, the phone number is on the web site and we can hook individual people up in the community up with the hospice programs in their town or community. >> thank you very much. >> thank you very much. great questions. >>> coming up, my notebook. zçzçztó >>> budget cuts are tough on each of the military services but the impact has been particularly hard on the coast guard. america's can-do multi-mission maritime force. ocean traffic is rising as nations scramble to extract as much wealth from the seas as possible and globalization drives increasing seaborne trade. but instead of investing in the coast guard to protect our vast exclusive economic zone, th
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know the johnsons went to the trumans in independence because that is where they signed the medicare act. they conferred with the eisenhowers about how to give the ranch to the nation, which eisenhowers had done with the gettysburg farm. i do not remember any luncheons with former first ladies. >> lyndon johnson gave lady bird a movie camera. there are many hours of family home movies now recorded and accessible to historians and other researchers at the lyndon johnson library. we will see one of those next from the 1941 special election. >> that suit went all over texas. a night rally. some of the gestures have persisted through the years. weight was not his problem then. sometimes, he would sweat down three or four suits a day. all i did in those days was wait and look. this is in competition with a carnival. never try to do it. >> they are fun to watch with commentary. >> those are accessible to anyone online. just put johnson, lbj, home movies, 35 of them come up and you can watch them all. she said that was for their favorite campaign and was the only one they lost. >> would you
, and i think bankrupt. then we got medicare, bankrupt. now we're going to quadruple down on obamacare. what? what could she have been thinking? what she's thinking is this is the corner stone of the socialist future, which is what she believes in, that, you know, everything else fails because we didn't get enough money. we couldn't extract enough money because of these evil republicans who are antitaxation it's an imaginary future, and that makes it dangerous. these people with pumped up, their own intoxication by their own self-righteousness in bringing together the wonderful world in which all you, republicans, conservatives are determined it prevent from happening, and that is the only obstacle to them. we, human beings, are the root cause of all social problems and all government problems as well. if human beings were not so screwed up in their way, yeah -- it's not hard to lie, is it? everybody does it. we do the fib, it smooths things over. we then have power at stake, and, you know, wonderful goods at stake, lies grow and grow and grow until there's a president 36 times who tol
that way. [ male announcer ] have the right partner at your side. consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. go long. >>> this week bloomberg news was widely criticized after suspending a hong kong based journalist. michael forsythe working on a series about several chinese leaders but multiple media outlets reported that forsythe's story might spark retribution from chinese officials. bloomberg denied reports saying in a statement to cnn "as we have been very clear, it's absolutely false that we postponed these stories due to internal or external pressure. and these stories were not there yet." forsythe said he left the company and critics fear that there could be a larger problem for self-censorship of business news. you just got back from china and you were telling me you think maybe this incident might be coincidental to the chinese actually cracking down on visas for journalists. >> it's related in time. it's part of one big concern that is connected which is chinese government at a time when its opening economic reforms at
for positive change in peoples lives. before congress passed the medicare part b drug benefit in 2003 in the traditional medicare did not provide coverage for prescription drugs. many seniors face a difficult choice between medicine and meals and congress passed party, the republican majority left a gap in coverage known as the doughnut hole. when a senior in medicare's hands approximate $2600 on prescription medication cometh onto the into the doughnut hole coverage gap in how to pay for their drugs and hunt up some other pocket until they make $5600 in prescription drug spending. some seniors never reach that amount of the calendar year, is they pay for the rest of the year until the next year. many seniors living on fixed incomes can afford to pay their way through that gap in coverage. the affordable character faces at the doughnut hole, closing it for 2020 and saving up to $3000 during drug costs. about a year after president obama sang the affordable care act into law, i spoke at the democratic lock on one of the largest in florida whose membership is largely made up of senior c
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before. our answers are coming up after this. not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to cvs.com/compare to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. >>> quickly going to find out what our guests think we should know. april? >> this week, the pardoning of the thanksgiving turkey at the white house. is it sedated or not? the fact is the turkey's are raised and people are touching them all the time. it's not sedated, supposedly. >> i lived in the middle east for seven years. what's interesting is not that we are going to have a treaty with iran, it's going to tip the balance away from the saudis and the egyptians to the persians, the enemies for the last 3,000 years to the arabs. big changes are happening in the middle east. if we cozy up to iran, we are not going to need saudis anymore.
impact. at the federal level, big cost drivers are entitlements, medicare, medicaid, social security, and the secret is that americans want more in benefits of all kinds and they're willing to pay for. what kind of a positive solution do you talk about being in the answer? are there really big solutions that come from your experience at the state level for these much different kind of problems? >> they are different at the local, state, and federal level, but what we did was mad about austerity. if it was austerity, we just cut eggs across the board. that meant that things that you value would be cut just as much. what we did was initiating reform, not just about pension and health care contributions. those were part of it, but the biggest reforms in the state or most of our school districts had by their health insurance from just one company. by pulling back on collective bargaining, district could bid out their health insurance. that means many districts saved money just by connecting that one change. other changes go beyond just fiscal savings. at the federal level, there are diff
of medicare, medicaid, other health-care programs, and now including the affordable care act. also, social security. i'm wondering if you could comment on the country's long legged issue and fiscal sustainability. >> sure, it is important for the country. you are certainly aware of what happened to costs over the past few decades. gdp.her share of we do not really get the return on that one would expect. given we are also -- put those two does things together, we will have some real pressures in the fiscal capacity going well into the future. i say though that the last few years, health-care costs have risen more slowly. it will be interesting to find out whether that will be temporary or everlasting. we will begin to figure out how to address not just fiscal sustainability in the long run, tied to aging and health care costs, but how to address the efficiency of the health care quality and the system and the access to the system and so on in our current economy as well. these are important issues you are working on and i know you are having a good time with the current debates happening.
, big cost drivers are entitlements, medicare, medicaid, social security, and the secret is that americans want more in benefits of all kinds and they're willing to pay for. what kind of a positive solution come from your experience at the state level for these different problems? >> they are different at the local, state, and federal level, but what we did was mad about -- not about austerity. if it was austerity, we just cut across the board. that meant that things that you value would be cut just as much. what we did was initiating reform, not just about pension and health care contributions. those were part of it, but the biggest reforms in the state or -- were most of our school districts had by their health insurance from just one company. by pulling back on collective bargaining, district could bid out their health insurance. that means many districts saved enacting thatby one change. other changes go beyond just fiscal savings. at the federal level, there are different sorts of issues. in our case, it was more than half of our budget is a tool of corporate aid to
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